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December 2018

Nature: The Dolphin Defender (2005)

December 17, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr
Orono, ME 04469
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(Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono) This program follows Hardy Jones, a wildlife filmmaker and conservationist, trying to save the lives of dolphins and to educate the public about conserving the earth’s ecological balance.

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February 2019

Emera Astronomy Center: Cosmic Recipe

February 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road
Orono, ME United States
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(167 Rangeley Road, University of Maine, Orono) “The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Though that may sound crazy, Sagan was onto something BIG! Want to know what? Pull up a chair at our Planetarium’s Periodic Table and learn the cosmic recipes that created everything in our world – even us.” $5 for Seniors. More info: 581-1341.

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June 2019

Emera Astronomy Center: Cosmic Colors

June 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road
Orono, ME United States
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(Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, UMaine, Orono) “From northern lights to garden flowers, color fills our lives and “Cosmic Colors” explains how we use the rainbow to see, understand and explore our universe. Visitors learn more about the electromagnetic spectrum, the Northern Lights and get a tour of the night sky!” $5 for Senior Citizens. For more information and tickets, call 581-1341. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office prior to the show.

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Genius: Galileo

June 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Drive
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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(2000) (Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono). A brilliant Italian physicist, astronomer, and philosophy of the 17th century who dared to challenge accepted teachings, Galileo insisted that the earth revolved around the sun, incurring the wrath of the inquisition. Focuses on his life and work with dramatic re-creations and expert commentary. (50 minutes)

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Tornado Intercept

June 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Drive
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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(2005) (Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono) This National Geographic special lets us tag along with the crew of the Tornado Intercept Vehicle, “an 8,000 pound monster with armor plating and bullet proof windows mounted with a state of the art IMAX camera” to enable us to enter the eye of the storm. (52 minutes)

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August 2019

Penobscot Valley Senior College

August 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Offers non-credit courses during the spring and fall in six-week sessions. Most classes meet one day per week for 2 hours. Volunteers who are experts in their fields, instruct. Tuition for each course is $30. which includes books and most supplies. Scholarships are available. Call 992-0118.

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National Geographic: Masters of the Artic Ice (2007)

August 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Drive
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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(Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono). The most noticeable impact of climate change occurs in the Arctic. The film shows animals such as seals and polar bears trying to adjust to a changing environment. Uses “crittercam” technology to capture how these critters navigate harsh seas and melting ice. (52 minutes)

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January 2020

Emera Astronomy Center: Áróra: Tales of the Northern Lights

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road
Orono, ME United States
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(Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, UMaine, Orono) “An immersive full dome experience about the exquisite beauty of Auroras. Take a journey across time and space to understand the science behind the phenomena and to experience the stories of our ancestors. Guided by the lullaby of the Dawn Goddess, this cinematic adventure invites the audience to join the dance of these eerie lights over remote Icelandic landscapes, learn why they appear, and explore numerous legends of these incredible phenomena.” Tickets…

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BBC: Blue Planet: Seasonal Seas (2001)

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Drive
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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(Kenduskeag Gathering Place, Inn at Dirigo Pines, 9 Alumni Dr., Orono) “Details the challenges faced by ocean creatures when the seas get colder and rougher in winter.” 50 minutes

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February 2020

Emera Astronomy Center: To Space and Back

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road
Orono, ME United States
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(Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Road, UMaine, Orono) “Space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having a big impact on our lives. It is helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it is reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live. To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet.” $5 for seniors. Tickets and more info: 581- 1341

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